Pew Sheet for 14th Feb

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley





February 14th Sunday next before Lent

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

The Right Reverent Robert Springett

Bishop of Tewkesbury



February 16th    

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline



February 17th           

10.00am Zoom Ash Wednesday Communion



February 21st First Sunday of Lent  

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion






Holy God, you know the disorder of our sinful lives: set straight our crooked hearts, and bend our wills to love your goodness and your glory
in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.



Let us worship the Lord:

in the beauty of holiness.


In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Western Tanganyika and for Churches Together, St. Cry’s, Stinchcombe.


Post Communion

Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ: may we who are partakers at his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save. This we ask through Jesus Christ our

First Reading - 2 Corinthians 4 v3-6

3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake.  6For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.



Gospel Reading – Mark 9 v2-9

2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves.  And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.  4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus.  5Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”  6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified.  7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”  8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.  9As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 


Thy Kingdom come O God


Thy kingdom come, O God,

thy rule, O Christ, begin;

break with thine iron rod

the tyrannies of sin.


Where is thy reign of peace

and purity and love?

When shall all hatred cease,

as in the realms above?


When comes the promised time

that war shall be no more,

and lust, oppression, crime

shall flee thy face before?


We pray thee, Lord, arise,

and come in thy great might;

revive our longing eyes,

which languish for thy sight.


Some scorn thy sacred name,

and wolves devour thy fold;

by many deeds of shame

we learn that love grows cold.


O’er lands both near and far

thick darkness broodeth yet:

arise, O morning star,

arise, and never set.


Beauty for Brokenness


Beauty for brokenness,

hope for despair,

Lord, in the suffering,

this is our prayer.

Bread for the children,

justice, joy, peace,

sunrise to sunset

your kingdom increase.


Shelter for fragile lives,

cures for their ills,

work for the craftsmen,

trade for their skills.

Land for the dispossessed,

rights for the weak,

voices to plead the cause

of those who can’t speak.


God of the poor,

friend of the weak,

give us compassion, we pray,

melt our cold hearts,

let tears fall like rain.

Come, change our love

from a spark to a flame.


Refuge from cruel wars,

havens from fear,

cities for sanctu’ry,

freedoms to share.

Peace to the killing fields,

scorched earth to green,

Christ for the bitterness,

his cross for the pain.


Rest for the ravaged earth,

oceans and streams,

plundered and poisoned,

our future, our dreams.

Lord, end our madness,

carelessness, greed;

make us content with

the things that we need.


Lighten our darkness,

breathe on this flame,

until your justice

burns brightly again;

until the nations

learn of your ways,

seek your salvation

and bring you their praise.

17th February – 10.00am

Zoom Ash Wednesday Communion  


21st February – Churches Together Lent Service – a poster will be sent out with the zoom invite details and weekly CT services


Virtual Zoom Concert

March 2020 was the last time we were able to host a Music & Cake Concert in Coaley Church. Twelve months on there will be a virtual concert through the magic of zoom. Sadly no delicious tea & cake supplied but an exciting afternoon featuring four musicians, our very own Rachel Mapp, a harpist from London, a young clarinetist from Thornbury and an even  younger  singer from Kent.

So… Save the date: Sunday 7th March at 3pm.


St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website and Coaley Church now has a Facebook Page


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0787 296 8097


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Father hear the prayer we offer


Father, hear the prayer we offer:

not for ease that prayer shall be,

but for strength that we may ever

live our lives courageously.


Not for ever in green pastures

do we ask our way to be;

but the steep and rugged pathway

may we tread rejoicingly.


Not for ever by still waters

would we idly rest and stay;

but would smite the living fountains

from the rocks along our way.


Be our strength in hours of weakness,

in our wand’rings be our guide;

through endeavour, failure, danger,

Father, be thou at our side.